You’ve probably heard the good news by now that McDonald’s McRib sandwiches are back and fans are pretty excited. This fast food favorite has been around since 1981 and usually makes an appearance about once a year, so its return gets a lot of attention.
But we’re talking about a rib sandwich from a fast food place, so what’s actually in one? According to McDonald's website, the McRib is a Pork Patty “slathered in tangy barbecue sauce and topped with slivered onions and tart pickles, on a hoagie style bun.” And pork is the main ingredient, but when you start scanning the list, onions are pretty much the most nutritious thing on there.
The McRib clocks in at 480 calories, with 45 grams of carbs and a lot of sodium, at 890 milligrams. And to compare, a Big Mac has 540 calories and 46 grams of carbs, so the McRib isn’t that outrageous. But remember, moderation is key with many things, including McRibs.